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KATHMANDU— The Indian Newspaper Association has conferred the ‘Kalam Ke Sipahi’ award on journalist and media industrialist Shambhu Pokharel.

Pokharel is the Chairman of the World Trade Group and the executive chairman of Business Television. According to the association, he was selected for the award in recognition of the contributions he made to the journalism sector.

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He was honoured with the award at a programme organized on the 24th anniversary of the Association in Uttar Pradesh of the India recently. More than 10,000 newspapers and journalist are active in the Association.

 

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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